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Any of three isomeric compounds, C6H4(NO2)2, made from a mixture of nitric acid, sulfuric acid, and heated benzene and used in celluloid manufacture, in dyes, and in organic synthesis.
(Elements & Compounds) a yellow crystalline compound existing in three isomeric forms, obtained by reaction of benzene with nitric and sulphuric acids. The meta- form is used in the manufacture of dyes and plastics. Formula: C6H4(N02)2
di•ni•tro•ben•zene(daɪˌnaɪ trəˈbɛn zin, -bɛnˈzin)
any of three benzene derivatives with the formula C6H4NO2.